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Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:31 am 
 

Ok, so I know that eBay is all about who's willing to spend the money...

But as I sit here FRUSTRATED, trying to outbid seller "123diazjr" I am apparently fighting a losing battle.

I had always thought Council of Wyrms pieces sold between 18-25 dollars, and I have bid most up to $30. A few I am winning (just for a minute, I am sure), but the Dracolich I put in a bid of $40 and I was STILL outbid.

Am I completely de-valuing these pieces, or am I just bidding against somebody with a Mega-Millions winning ticket?

Just curious...and done venting.  :twisted:


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 2:28 am 
 

With very few exceptions, another copy will end up on Ebay sooner or later.

If you find yourself getting outbid frequently, you might consider sniping.  Of course sniping is no magic solution.  You can still be outbid by someone with deep pockets, but if you wait until the last 5 seconds of an auction to bid you give your competition less time to counter your bids.


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:46 am 
 

NetRodent wrote:With very few exceptions, another copy will end up on Ebay sooner or later.

If you find yourself getting outbid frequently, you might consider sniping.  Of course sniping is no magic solution.  You can still be outbid by someone with deep pockets, but if you wait until the last 5 seconds of an auction to bid you give your competition less time to counter your bids.


There's ALWAYS another....

The best strategy is always to put a limit on yourself, and stick to it.  You will eventually get it for the price you want, if your bid is realistic.  Otherwise you will end up overpaying for almost everything you want because one person just has to have that item at any price....

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:31 am 
 

Am I completely de-valuing these pieces, or am I just bidding against somebody with a Mega-Millions winning ticket?


Hi Center,
IMHO
$25-$35 is about the going rate for the more commons (Red, Gold, etc..) but I think these might get a little crazy,  it's not very often where a buyer has the chance to bid on (almost) the entire line at one sitting.

The Green, Copper, and Topaz don't show up very often on ebay so be willing to pay around $50+ if you need these tonight

As far as the others anything over $35 or so,  I'd let it pass and save to bid another day.

I have a couple of doubles of Draco if you really need it.

FYI... I need the Copper  8)

  


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:50 pm 
 

Am I completely de-valuing these pieces, or am I just bidding against somebody with a Mega-Millions winning ticket?

Just curious...and done venting.


Just bid what you think it's worth. I mean there's no point bidding more just because someone else likes/needs the thing more than you do. You'll just end up with buyer's remorse. If that means you never get the item, so be it.

Fortunately, though, these come up every now and then so you'll always have a chance at another one later.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:35 pm 
 

Every wyrm is now over $60 with 4hrs to go, this one is gonna get ugly folks.  :twisted:

  

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 12:05 am 
 

What wyrm is this?


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:13 am 
 

Anybody want a Council of Wyrms Red Dragon for......



.....drum roll.........



$107.50?



8O




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Post Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:43 am 
 

Not only that - someone else wanted it for $105.00!



http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0107946289



It does seem a little crazy, but all it takes is 2 crazies! (And we all hope that they bid on our auctions :D )


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:31 am 
 

And the Red is the most common of the bunch. The bronze while not as common also went for $107.50.

Amazing! Congrats to the seller.

[note to self, start listing doubles]

  


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:19 pm 
 

Center_Stage_Hobbies wrote:Anybody want a Council of Wyrms Red Dragon for......

.....drum roll.........

$107.50?

8O


** expired eBay auction **




You are lucky you don't live in Australia. In the category Role Playing Games - at any given time there are usually between 150 and 300 items only for sale in Australia. In the US listings there are always more than 10,000. Recently a lot of new collectors seem to have got into the market and just about every RPG or module listed in Australia goes for a lot more than the Acaeum prices. I put Acaeum value price bids on items and seem to win 1 in 20 items I bid for.



So then you need to buy from the US and there is postage to consider. Say a boxed set is worth $30 and you get it for $25, then you have to pay $25 postage. Bargain $50 - may as well have battled for it in Australia.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:45 pm 
 

I would agree with that. I have had quite a few Australian bidders as of late.

I'm not complaining at ALL - a BIG welcome to everyone from the "land down under" - but it does seem like all of my international bidders right now are either from Germany or Australia.


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:03 am 
 

Just to prove my point concerning the Australian market. Check out these three recently closed auctions.



Twice the Acaeum value (VF B1-9):




** expired eBay auction **




Three times the Acaeum value (VG X11):




** expired eBay auction **




Four times the Acaeum value (VG AC10):




** expired eBay auction **




I know it is frustrating trying to buy these days. Especially to get the cheaper items to fill out ones collection. Good time to be a Seller though!

  
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